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Baxter County Library celebrates National Library week

Courtesy of the Baxter County Library

April 4-9th is National Library Week. The Donald W. Reynolds Library Serving Baxter County encourages all community members to visit their library to explore and access services and programs. The Baxter County Library offers a wide array of programs, classes, and resources that are available in person or from the comfort of home, including Flipster, access to digital magazines, Libby, digital eBooks, audiobooks, and videos, Creativebug, thousands of online arts and craft videos and more.

During National Library Week, there will be a chance for you to donate items for the Baxter Regional Medical Center Support Houses in exchange for Library fines forgiven. The Support Houses need disinfectant wipes and boxes of tissue. Receive $10 in fine forgiveness for a disinfectant canister and $5 in fine forgiveness for a box of tissues—up to $50 per person.

National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect with Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, classes, and books. Most importantly, libraries also connect communities.

Libraries of all types continue to go above and beyond to keep their communities connected by expanding resources and embracing inclusion in their programming, resources, and collections. Libraries across the country are making a difference in people’s lives by providing electronic learning resources like online homework help and wi-fi access for students and workers who may lack internet access at home. The Donald W. Reynolds Library supports the community with services for every age group. Children story times and snacks, teen get-togethers, adult activities, and family programs. 

This National Library Week, the public can show their appreciation and support for libraries by visiting their library in person or online, following them on social media, and using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types each April.

For more information about the Donald W. Reynolds Library, visit baxlib.org.

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